Launch of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life

June 9, 2016

See the coverage in the Boston Globe here:

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New publication on baleen whale bycatch

December 12, 2015

The Consortium-sponsored research shows that reducing excess rope strength in fishing gear could cut North Atlantic right whale deaths from entanglements by 72 percent.  

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New map tool for seabirds

December 5, 2015

American Bird Conservancy has launched a website ( to assist fisheries evaluators and managers to better understand the potential seabirds affected by their fisheries and to reduce bycatch.

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New bycatch publications

June 18, 2015

ICES Journal of Marine Science has published papers as part of a special section on marine mammal-longline depredation and bycatch

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New Consortium research published

December 18, 2014

Study is part of a contribution to the Consortium's research into the potential of whale-safe hooks.

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Bycatch Consortium Featured in The Guardian

August 15, 2014

The Bycatch Consortium was featured in a June 2014 article in The Guardian, An unusual partnership works to make fishing more sustainable. 

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2013 Katerva Ecosystem Conservation Award Winner

June 25, 2014

The Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction has won the 2013 Katerva Ecosystem Conservation Award!    

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Society of Marine Mammology Symposium 2013

January 21, 2014

A collection of tweets from #SMM2013 about fisheries bycatch of marine mammals 

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International Marine Mammal - Longline Bycatch Mitigation Workshop

November 19, 2013

In October 2013, researchers and fishermen from the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, and the Indian Ocean came together to identify reseach priorities for marine mammal bycatch mitigation techniques in longline fisheries.  

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Marine mammal bycatch in gillnet fisheries, 1990-2011

March 25, 2013

Since the 1970s, fisheries bycatch has been increasingly recognized as a factor responsible for reducing or liminiting the recovery of marine mammal populations in many parts of the world. A new study from the Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction reviews reported marine mammal bycatch from the last two decades. 

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